Staff Supported Book Clubs

For more specifics on our book groups - such as what is currently being read, where to meet, and active meeting dates - please always refer to our online events calendar.

Better Off Read

Book discussion covering a variety of genres including some narrative nonfiction. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 11:00 in the Glasby Room or the Susman Room of the library. Copies of each selection may be placed on hold or borrowed through the library. Visit the Information Desk for assistance. Please register each month by calling 518-584-7860 x304 or through our online calendar.

Books and Tea

We meet on the third Thursday of every month, from September through June, in the Susman Room of the library at 3:30 PM. You will also find this event listed on our Events Calendar, and posted on the Library programs board on the first floor of the library.

Copies of the selection for the month are available in advance, and are generally first distributed for borrowing at the previous month's discussion. Over the years we have read and talked about a wide range of fiction and nonfiction. Come join us any time and share good conversations around books!

Available copies of Books and Tea selections will be in the Reading Group Choices collection on the first floor, and holds may be placed by patrons or staff if all copies of a specific title are out.

Life is Short

Life is Short is a short story reading/discussion group. The group meets once a month to discuss classic, literary, and contemporary short stories. Two stories are selected each month. The group meets at 10:30am on the first Friday of the month in the Glasby Room of the library. Copies of the stories are available at the circulation desk. This event is free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend and participate in the friendly, often enlightening discussions. Current selections are listed on the events calendar of the library Web page. Please contact Caitlin Sheldon at ext. 241 for more information.

Poetry Café

Poetry Café offers a low-key, librarian-led poetry discussion each and every month. Many poems chosen for reading and discussion are award-winning, or of highly noted and respected authors and speakers. Join us!

Read with Pride

Read with Pride is an ongoing reading group that meets the first Thursday of each month and reads fiction and nonfiction from the LGBTQ+ community. Copies of each month's book selection may be obtained in the Reading Group Choices collection or by placing holds from the online public catalog. Stop by at the Information Desk for any assistance.

Co-sponsored by Saratoga Pride.